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Will & Steve’s Chocolate Banana And Hazelnut Bread

Gourmet Pommies' Chocolate Banana And Hazelnut Bread

Will and Steve, winners of My Kitchen Rules 2015 share one of their recipes with us!
Cooking and preparation time 45 minutes

Makes 8 x 4cm by 8cm rectangles

INGREDIENTS
3 medium sized bananas (ripe)
1 cup plain flour
½ cup caster sugar
¼ cup unsweetened baking cocoa
¼ cup light olive oil
¼ cup water
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ cup dark chocolate, finely chopped
¼ cup hazelnuts, finely chopped

METHOD
1 Heat oven to 180°C.
2 Place 2 bananas in a medium size bowl and mash with a fork until smooth. Add the flour, sugar, cocoa, oil, water, baking powder, vinegar and salt. Mix until combined.
3 Pour mixture into a buttered 20 cm square baking dish and then top with the finely chopped chocolate and nuts.
4 Slice the last banana and place the slices on top of the chocolate and nuts. Bake for 28-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool before cutting/serving.

The Carousel thanks The Gourmet Pommies, winners of My Kitchen Rules for this recipe!

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Written by Will & Steve

In 2015, former bankers Will & Steve were crowned the winners of Seven Network’s top rating cooking show, My Kitchen Rules. The Grand Final episode averaged 3.038 million viewers nationally and their series has since been sold globally to over 160 countries.

They were known as ‘The Pommies’ on the show and in the wake of the show they quickly established their business, The Gourmet Pommies PTY Ltd, and began a new career in food, lifestyle and media.

A highlight from last year that the boys speak fondly of (apart from the big win of course) was the opportunity to cater the TAB Corp marquee in the birdcage during the The Melbourne Cup Carnival. They chalk that down as a bucket list item ticked off!

"Our food philosophy is a simple; Food is about sharing, love and celebration. We use the best ingredients we can afford, we are passionate about supporting sustainable local businesses where possible and when we combine all those factors, we find that our food and attitude towards it brings people together.

When it comes to cooking, using ourselves as examples, we believe anything is achievable as long as you put your mind and some effort to it. We understand that everyone’s tastes, budgets and abilities vary dramatically but that does not stop people from enjoying some level of food through either preparing and cooking it yourself or allowing someone else to do it for you!

A variety of fresh seasonal produce excites us wildly and we often find ourselves leaning on our heritage and the French and Mediterranean cultures we were surrounded by as kids. An additional influence to our cooking style has been our new home, Australia. We have both lived here for almost 9 years and this incredible country has played a big part in defining not just our food philosophy but also who we are as people."

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